This is the shocking footage of a barmaid punching a woman who seems to be her co-worker for slapping her bum in a busy bar.
The video shows the bum slapper, wearing a red t-shirt, enter the bar and interrupt the shot-pouring barmaid’s traditional routine which involves pouring cinnamon whiskey down a punter’s throat.
Footage of the fight, which took place in Spirits on Bourbon in New Orleans, was posted to Twitter last week and has quickly gone viral, gathering nearly 10 million views.
During the recording, the barmaid in red latex trousers, a red T-shirt and sunglasses is pouring alcohol into the mouth of Tyler Gamble, when the other woman walks past behind her.
When the woman slaps her posterior, the incensed barmaid wheels around and punches her in the face three times while shouting: ‘Don’t touch me!’ The punched woman looks on mouth agape in shock when she is then ushered out of the bar by a bouncer who intervenes, and the waitress returns to the man in the chair for her routine.
The waitress pours the alcohol down the male punters throat. (Picture: Becky Parkinson)
The unique tradition at the American bar involves a punter being slapped intermittently in a spinning barber chair while alcohol is poured in their mouth and breasts are rubbed in their face.
Tyler Gamble looks on as the scene unfolds, and he later tweeted: ‘Just wanted a shot of fireball.’ Spirits on Bourbon say the chair used in the routine belonged to a previous owner Edward DeBoire, who died at 33 after the ‘free flowing drinks and beautiful Creole ladies’ got the better of him, and the chair is now used to pay tribute to him.
Their website reads: ‘It is said that his spirit enjoys our bar. ‘In fact, what is now our stage was where his barber chair stood.
The resulting altercation leaves the woman in visible shock. (Picture: Becky Parkinson)
‘It was clear when the stage was erected that Edward did not appreciate having his barber chair removed. ‘To pacify him, we added the Barber Chair to pay homage to Edward in a fun way, that we thought he would appreciate. Hope you enjoy it too!’